My Brother’s Keeper Newark (MBKN) is Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s response to President Obama’s call for action to address the pressing challenges facing Boys and Men of Color. This response is built on Newark’s unique environment, and brings together leadership and partnerships that have the potential to achieve significant progress toward the six White House-identified goals. Each of the goals reflects current priorities of corporate partners, concerned individuals, nonprofit agencies, philanthropic organizations, public entities and other stakeholders.

MBKN will exponentially increase how the city strategically invests resources and coordinates initiatives among and between partners to ensure that young men of color can achieve their full potential, regardless of who they are, from where they come, or the circumstances in which they are born.


My Brother's Keeper Newark Board

Roland Anglin, Executive Director, Rutgers
Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark
Robert Cabanas, Communities United
Richard Cammarieri, Director of Special Projects, New Community Corporation
Brian Clark, CEO, APM Terminal
Robert Clark, Executive Director, Youth Build Newark
Vaughn Crowe, Amelior
Mekaelia Davis, Program Officer, Prudential Foundation, Office of Corporate Social
Janice Johnson-Diaz, CEO/President, Grassroots Foundation
Craig Drinkard, Senior Program Officer, Victoria Foundation
Rodney Gilbert, Executive Director, Yendor
Gale Gibson, President, Essex County College
Shane Harris, Vice President, Prudential Foundation, Office of Corporate Social
David Jefferson Sr. Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church
David Jefferson, Jr., Executive Director, My Brother’s Keeper Newark, City of Newark
Carlo Lejnieks, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters
Reginald Lewis, Executive Director, The Chad School Foundation
Kimberly Mc Clain, CEO/ President, FNF (Foundation for Newark's Future)
Dr. Roger Mitchell, Chief Medical Examiner, Washington, DC
Wanda Moore, New Jersey Attorney General Office
Preston Pickett, President, City National Bank
Stephen Powell, CEO, Mentoring USA
Pablo Pizarro, Pastor, Lighthouse Assembly of God
Vito Scaro, Dominick's Enterprise
David Schroeder, President, Pillar College
Perry Simmons Jr. Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church
Errol Taylor, Partner, Millbank
Lauren Wells, Chief Education Officer, City of Newark
Al-Tarik White, Founder, Leader for Life
LaVar Young, Director, Black Alliance for Education Options